Whether you’re considering remodeling your entire home, one room, or simply want to update your interior design style, gather inspiration from the top ten 2016 home design trends. From black stainless steel appliances to dramatic powder room walls, the design trends of 2016 are bold, unique, and will be sure to give your home that extra bit of character.
Kitchen islands are no longer tiny pieces of furniture that you can put a couple of stools against. This year, kitchen islands become fully functional and necessary. With prep sinks, lots of storage options, and enough room for adequate seating, workhorse islands are a welcome design trend.
Faux wood, brick, and stone wallpaper are already quickly becoming a popular interior design trend, and it’s no surprise why. These faux natural surface wallpapers will instantly warm up any room.
Black Stainless Steel
If you’re looking for a bold but sophisticated way to update your kitchen, opt for black stainless steel appliances. All eyes will be on your kitchen with this new and unique style. Offset the dark appliances with light cabinets and counter tops for a well-balanced area.
Medicine cabinets have long since become a thing of the past, especially with open bathroom shelving becoming a popular trend. For 2016, dress up your bathroom with statement mirrors. You’ll be surprised how much you can change your bathroom simply by changing out the mirror.
Artisan Accent Pieces
Show off those travel souvenirs you have. 2016 is the year of making your home a reflection of where you’ve been and telling stories through unique artisan accents. They’ll give your home a truly personal and unique feel while making you and your guests feel welcome and comfortable.
Instead of lower cabinets, homeowners in 2016 are opting for deep drawers instead. Using drawers instead of cabinets makes working in your kitchen easier and more organized. Deep drawers also allow for more storage space than most traditional cabinets.
Formal dining rooms are making a huge comeback in 2016 as more homeowners are cooking at home more frequently and getting back into the rhythm of family dinners and throwing dinner parties. If you’ve always wanted a formal dining room, now’s your chance.
While new advancements in the field of technology are being made every day, 2016 brings the year of the tech-free living room. By unplugging the living room, families will be able to spend more time talking rather than texting.
If you’re in the market to update your powder room this year, make it dramatic. Dark, sophisticated powder rooms are all the rage in 2016, so be sure to take advantage of this stunning trend.
While fireplaces have never gone completely out of style, they haven’t been as popular as they once were. That’s all changing this year as fireplaces and fire features are making a hot comeback.
Article written by Kelly Mahan, also a writer for homeyou.com, a company that connects homeowners to reliable, affordable and professional contractors for their home improvement projects. Check more on Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter.